appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)
create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"
found, form, put up, list, identify, represent, be, bring up, mention, name, describe, advert, plant, put forward, comprise, establish, key out, propose, institute, diagnose, call, charge, discover, make up, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, name, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, charge, load, bear down, commit, blame, charge up, nominate, excite, lodge, send, constitute
"a beautifully appointed house"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Allot, originally to assign by lot, applies to the giving of a definite thing to a certain person. A portion or extent of time is allotted; as, I expect to live out my allotted time. A definite period is appointed; as, the audience assembled at the appointed hour. Allot may also refer to space; as, to allot a plot of ground for a cemetery; but we now oftener use select, set apart, or assign. Allot is not now used of persons. Appoint may be used of time, space, or person; as, the appointed day; the appointed place; an officer was appointed to this station. Destine may also refer to time, place, or person, but it always has reference to what is considerably in the future; a man appoints to meet his friend in five minutes; he destines his son to follow his own profession. Assign is rarely used of time, but rather of places, persons, or things. We assign a work to be done and assign a man to do it, who, if he fails, must assign a reason for not doing it. That which is allotted, appointed, or assigned is more or less arbitrary; that which is awarded is the due requital of something the receiver has done, and he has right and claim to it; as, the medal was awarded for valor. Compare APPORTION.
Allot to a company for a purpose.
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How to use appoint in a sentence?
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
I can understand the disappointment of our Democratic colleagues, they were hoping that the Hillary Clinton would fill this vacancy on the Supreme Court, and she would appoint somebody very different from Brett Kavanaugh. I think what they hoped for is that she would appoint somebody who would -- who would advance their political or policy or ideological agenda wearing a black robe but acting as essentially a legislator.
Both the president and the CEO must be given time to make their decisions and appoint the people they consider to be right for their position.
And its not just Amazon, i think we need vigorous antitrust legislation in this country because you are seeing you name the area, whether its pharmaceuticals, whether it is Wall Street, whether it is high tech fewer and fewer gigantic corporations owning those sectors. He would appoint an attorney general.
I've got to explain that I made the decision to appoint Director Mueller based upon his reputation. He had an excellent reputation.Really bipartisan support for his integrity.
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- предписвам, оборудвам, определям, назначавам, установявам, предназначавамBulgarian
- ausstatten, ausrüsten, festsetzen, benennen, ernennen, festlegen, bestimmen, berufenGerman
- fijar, equipar, designar, determinar, nombrarSpanish
- désigner, nommer, poser, déterminer, attribuer, fixer, choisirFrench
- scisco, addīcōLatin
- benoemen, beschikken, bepalen, vaststellenDutch
- utnämna, utseSwedish
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